Student Dress Code as adopted by the Board of Education
Students dress should be appropriate for a school setting and in accordance with Board policy. Clothing or accessories which violate this policy, or present a hazard for the wearer, or cause a disruption in the process of education, will no be permitted.
As a guide in interpreting "appropriate" the following are examples of unacceptable dress and are not to be worn in school:
1. Hat, gloves, scarves and jackets.
2. Underwear and clothing resembling underwear may not be worn as external clothing or exposed.
3. Sunglasses, glazed or tinted glasses or costume contact lenses may not be worn unless it is a documented medical necessity.
4. Bare feet, flip-flops, or any footwear considered a safety hazard. Footwear will be worn at all times.
5. Bare midriffs, bare shoulders or basketball-type tank tops.
6. T-shirts and other apparel displaying suggestive, obscene, inappropriate symbolism or which may be disruptive of normal proceedings, (ie indicating violence, sex, alcohol, substance abuse, weapons, slander, bigotry, etc.
7. Apparel such as dresses, skirts, shorts, and skorts, and garments worn over leggings or tights much reach the tip of the extended fingers when the arms are hanging normally at one's side, or four inches above the knee, but in no case will a student be permitted to wear clothing that is disruptive to the educational process.
8. Untidy, torn, damaged, soiled or cut-off clothing.
9. Students who violate the dress code will be issued a T-shirt to be worn during the day.
10. Chains or jewelry that can be used as a weapon.
11. A progression of discipline:
a) First offense - Warning and/or detention and change of clothing.
b) Second offense - Parent conference and/or 1 day suspension and change of clothing.
c) Third offense - Up to 3 day suspension and change of clothing.
The high school principal or his designee shall have the right to make the final decision regarding appropriate dress in school, as well as at school-sponsored events